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A Framework for Successful Implementation of E-Kanban: a case study based approach.

MacKerron, Grant; Kumar, Maneesh; Kumar, Vikas; Chan, F T S


Grant MacKerron

Maneesh Kumar

Vikas Kumar

F T S Chan


This paper provides generic guidelines to ensure an electronic supplier Kanban can be successfully implemented across an organisation. This approach is based on case study work conducted within a European manufacturing SME. A Framework in the form of an eight-step approach for implementing an electronic supplier Kanban, that has been tested, proven and realised, provides a clear process to follow. These steps provide a clear process from mapping and analysing the current situation, an analysis of potential suppliers with corresponding criteria, and an analysis of purchased items and bottlenecks in their use within the organisation. The stepped approach further reviews the Kanban loop, which needs fully dimensioned, together with relevant information, supplier preparation for using the system and then the integration of processes to ensure success in its use. Operational issues are comprehensively covered, together with strategic aims and the underlying problems that may impact upon success. The above approach can be used to both introduce new suppliers to the system as well as giving assistance to other companies wishing to implement e-supplier Kanban. This will need to be adapted and contextualised to individual organisational requirements.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 21st International FAIM Conference
Start Date Jun 26, 2011
End Date Jun 29, 2011
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Aug 5, 2015
Publicly Available Date Aug 5, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords E-Kanban; manufacturing SME;
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Contract Date Aug 5, 2015